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Alma Mater 

Dedication 

President's Message . 

The Fates of the Upper Castle 

The Fates of the Lower Castle 

The Cause and Their Affects 

The Princesses 

The Goners 

Images . 

The Meister Sings 

Potree . 

ProFUNdity . 

War and Peace 

Factory, Direct to You 

At the Hands of the Fates 

Wisdom. 

Literates. 

Directory 



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To the teachers of America, whose will to 
teach has helped them each morning to return 
to their classrooms in spite of overhanging 
storm clouds whose thunder brings strikes. 




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TO THE CLASS OF 1947: 

YOUR COLLEGE days are over, but your education will go on to 
the end of your lives. You go from a protected life where ex- 
periences have been planned for you to the world of reality where the 
controls are to be in your own hands. The college has tried to give you 
the knowledge, the appreciations of values and the ideals upon which 
you can build a worthwhile life. 

May you keep the delicate balance between healthy individualism 
and co-operative living with other individuals who are as important 
as you are yourselves. Upon this your happiness will depend. 

To each one of you the College and I express our appreciation and 
gratefulness for what you have given the college. 

May you be successful, not only in your chosen career, but in what 
is still more important, the achievement of a life worth while. 



Very sincerely, 



Grover C. Bowman, 
President 




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Dr. Grover C. Bowman 
Dr. Hazel B. Mileham 
Dr. Harry S. Broudy 
Mary Underhill 
Wallace H. Venable 
Andrew S. Flagg 
Edmund K. Luddy 
Elizabeth Jenkins 



Elizabeth Weston 
Lillian Boyden 
Charlotte Pardee 
Bertha Allyn 
William Malone 
Dorothy Hogarth 
Cora Vining 
Emma Parker 






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Hazel B. Mileham, Principal 



Viola Cooper 
Martha E. Durnin 
Helen Newell 



Loretta J. Loftus 
Helen E. Mallery 
Claire Cavanaugh 



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Editor-in-Cbiej — Lucille Light 
Assistant Editor-in-Chief — Rolland Jones 



Junior Editor 
Albena Waidlich 

Freshman Editor 
Joy Dorfman 

Advertising 
Patricia Bates 



Sophomore Editor 
Anne Schlosstein 

Art 
Ruth Walsh 

Photography 
Eleanor Berger 



Acknowledgement 

WE WISH to express our sincerest appreciation to those people who 
worked so heartily to make our Year Book a success. In par- 
ticular our thanks are due to a few efficient and energetic under- 
classmen and to Miss Underhill. 

We also wish to thank patient Mr. Roberts of the Excelsior Printing 
Company, the North Adams Camera Club and those whose advertise- 
ments appear on the following pages. 



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Seniatd, 




PATRICIA ANN BATES 




"A daughter of the Gods 

Divinely tall and most divinely fair \" 

Class Secretary-Treasurer 3 
Student Council 3, 4 
Commuters' Council 2, 3, 4 

President 3, 4 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary 2 

Executive Board 2 
Glee Club 1, 2 

Secretary 2 
Current Events Club 1 
Yearbook 4 

Advertising 
Vivaciously unpredictable — has inter- 
mittent flashes of understanding and stub- 
bornness which make her ever changing. 



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ELEANOR A. BERGER 

"Ever generous in deed 
And thoughtful to others" 



Student Council 2 
Class President 2 
Class Treasurer 4 
Current Events Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice-President 2, 3 

President 4 
Commuters' Council 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice-President 3 
W.A.A 1, 2 
Glee Club 1, 2 
Drama Club 1 
President's List 3 
Yearbook 4 

Photography 
Taconic Columns 4 

Kindly sincere in 
loyal and dependable 



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IRIS CAVAZZA 




"I make the most of all that comes, 
And the least of all that goes." 

Glee Club 2, 3 
Current Events 2, 3, 4 
Newman Club 2, 3, 4 
Drama Club 4 
Taconic Columns 3, 4 
Yearbook 4 
History 
W.A.A. 2, 4 

First glimpse implies woman of the world — 
second reveals depth of character glossed 
efficiently in disguise. 



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NANCY BALLOU ESTABROOKS 

"The Controlling Intelligence understands its 
own nature, and what it does, and where on it 
norks." 

Class President 3, 4 

Student Council 3, 4 

House Council Representative 4 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary-Treasurer 2 
Art Club 2, 3 

Treasurer 2, 3 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 4 

Executive Board 2 
Ensemble 1, 2, 3 
Commuters' Club 1 
Drama Club 1 
Frank F. Murdock Honor Society 2, 3, 4 

Secretary-Treasurer 2, 3 

President 3, 4 
Who's Who Among Students 4 
Delegate to N. Y. Teacher's Conference 4 
Taconic Columns 3, 4 
President's List 1, 2, 3, 4 
Yearbook 4 

Ivy Poem 

Passive nature flowing intellectually through 
college years, ambition spurs her on to great 
heights of achievement. 




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LUCILLE BROWN LIGHT 

"The true, strong, and sound mind is the 
mind that embraces equally great things and 
small" 




Yearbook Editor-in-Chief 4 

Ivy Orator 
Class President 1 
Class Secretary 4 
Student Council 1, 2 

Class Representative 2 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

President 4 

Physician in Spite of Himself 3 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 
Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Current Events Club 1 
Taconic Columns 3, 4 
President's List 3, 4 

A definite knowledge of what she desires 
from life, and the determination necessary to 
obtain it. 



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MILDRED DOLORES MORAN 

"We are not here to get all we can out of life 
for ourselves, but to try to make the lives of others 
happier.'"'' 

Class Treasurer 1 

Class Vice-President 3 

President Pro-Tempore of Freshman Class 3 

Commuters' Council 1, 2, 3, 4 

Treasurer 1 

Vice-President 2 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice-President 3 

Executive Board 3 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Drama Club 1 
Glee Club 2 
President's List 3 
Yearbook 4 

Quotations 

Positive personality showering us with 
gifts of friendship — trouble councilor — 
lends her ever helping hand. 




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BEVERLY RUTH NICHOLS 

"Those true eyes, 

Too pure and too honest to disguise." 

W.A.A. 4 
Yearbook 4 

Advertising 

Life's cares are negligible when met by her 
sparkling brown eyes and her nonchalance. 



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MARJORIE GRACE STOCKWELL 

"There's nothing worth the wear of winning 
But laughter and the love of friends." 

Class Secretary 2 
Commuters' Council 1, 2, 3, 4 

Patrol Leader 3 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Executive Board 3, 4 
Current Events Club 1, 2, 3 
Physician in Spite of Himself 3 
President's List 2 
Yearbook 4 

Class History 

Laughingly shuns cares — real life Goldi- 
locks — rescues Dr. Broudy from the sleepy 
nods of philosophy class. 




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ELEANOR MARY THIBODEAU 

''She is not careless in deeds, nor confused in 
words, nor rambling in thought." 

Student Council 3 

Central Treasurer 3 
House Council Representative 2, 3 
Student Publicity 3, 4 

Assistant Manager 3 

Manager 4 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary 2 

President 4 

Executive Board 1, 2, 4 

Fitchburg Conference 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary-Treasurer 3 
Drama Club 2 

Brief Music 2 

Physician in Spite of Himself 3 
Glee Club 1 

Who's Who Among Students 4 
Taconic Columns 4 
President's List 2, 3, 4 
Yearbook 4 

Business Manager 

Meticulously integrated, self-disciplined, 
responsible. 



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RUTH CHICOINE WALSH 

'"When she gives, it is without assumption; 
when she receives it is with dignity and honour." 



Drama Club 4 
Yearbook 4 

Art Department 
Taconic Columns 4 

Pleasingly unselfish, ever gracious, always 
carefree, devoted wife. 




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MARY MARGARET ZIMBOSKI 

"In the life of a young woman the most 
essential thing for happiness is the gift of friend- 
ship:' 

Class Treasurer 2, 3 
Class Vice-President 4 
Student Council 1, 4 

Class Representative 1 
House Council 3, 4 

Vice-President 3 

President 4 
Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Treasurer 2 

Vice-President 4 
W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 

Treasurer 1 

Vice-President 2 
Drama Club 2, 4 

T^e Male Animal 
Glee Club 1 
Art Club 3 

Chairman of Red Cross Unit 3 
Yearbook 4 

Quotations 

From bud to blooming rose — dynamically 
personable, inevitably gay and optimistic. 



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Former Class Members 

Sarah Heywood Barrows 

Marcelle Bonvouloir 

Marjorie Blanchard Borowski 

Evelyn Burdick 

Edith Cookish 

Shirley Frenier 



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(Tune: Russian Hymn) 

TTAIL Alma Mater, N.A.S.T.C. 

Here's to North Adams, our praise we give to thee; 
Now we will graduate, seeking a new fate, 
Strong and determined to strive ever more. 

For ever glorious, always victorious, 

Never forgetting the love we hold for thee, 

Though we'll be miles apart, holding within our hearts 

Memories of friendship and S.T.C. 

The Class 



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*74e 9<Mf, Poem 



WE LOOK today not only to the past 
To fathom the depth and breadth of what we are, 
But forward gaze to what is yet to come, 
To what seems now so near and yet so far; 
And may this future glimpse of moment be 
To guide us as we march on fearlessly. 

But before we turn away from this our home 
To walk along the paths where cares abound, 
A living witness here we leave behind, 
This ivy plant we place upon the ground, 
As symbol of both our past and future years, 
Our heartaches, joys; — of all our hopes and fears. 

In rich and fertile soil we plant your roots 
Beside the shelter of these classic halls. 
We hope for you a fruitful boundless life, 
Living through tender springs and fearless falls. 
Be yours to climb and strive on up above 
To inspire in all a lasting faith and love. 

Then we'll return and seeing you on high 
Will find in you the record of our life. 
We'll see ourselves reflected in your soul, 
With all we've ever known of peace and strife. 
Whatever in time you may find your life to be 
Leave a bit of it to inspire eternity. 

Nancy B. Estabrooks 



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QJYMBOLIZING commencement of its planters into the hardened world the 
^ ivy plant of verdant green has each year in June been placed into the dark soil 
amidst prayers by the graduating class that it would grow into a strong, hardy 
vine. Through the following summer and the next the life of the ivy is determin- 
ed. If nature provides abundant rain and sunshine it climbs upward; if not the 
plant remains static, its leaves tumbling lifelessly to the earth. Perhaps a sym- 
bolical line may be drawn paralleling the growth or failure of the ivy to the 
growth or failure of our class. However, how can a plant adequately provide 
symbolization for eleven individuals, each of whom possesses different talents, 
capacities and aspirations? Let us instead consider the planting of the ivy as 
that last encursion we shall make as undergraduates into active school participa- 
tion. Together we shall place the plant into the earth and then leave the infant 
perhaps to grow, perhaps to die. 

Four years passing have left us with varied memories of combined efforts 
toward labor and play. Always we have united to succeed in our ventures. Per- 
haps we can breathe life into our ivy if it faces storm and cold, — breathe life into 
the ivy as we have aided each other during the time of fear and disappointment. 
Through Freshman year we strove together to proudly attain the title of Sopho- 



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mores. Then together we became practice teachers oscillating between heights 
of success and depths of despair. Now together on this day we are preparing to 
make farewells to the school, but not farewell to our cohesiveness. Years will 
contribute to the growth of our plant, but they will never remove from our mem- 
ory thoughts of college days together. 

What of the Class as individuals? Implanted in our memory will be the out- 
standing personal characteristics of each which have been unselfishly shared 
between us. Without the laughter and gaiety of some, without the seriousness 
and foresight of some, without the turbulence and restlessness of others we would 
not so successfully be waiting on graduation day for the climax of four years of 
enlightenment, pleasure — and disillusionment. 

We are now prepared to enter independently into the world, to face with 
strength problems of life. Never, as a result of our education and of our oppor- 
tunities of cohesive toil, will life present to us unsurmountable problems. Our 
education has been for living, our living has been an education and now our life 
will be education, not merely class room but universal, as we accept the positions 
offered wherever we may go or in what ever field we may enter. 

Lucille Broun Light 



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Gtail atttitotof 



ONCE upon a time there were thirteen little princesses who came from all 
over Berkshire County. They came from near and far — mostly near — to 
a palace on the edge of a sleepy little town of that County. 

The duty of these princesses was to obtain knowledge so that they might 
be worthy of the most noble calling in life which they would reach by passing 
through four gradual stages. 

During this period many strange and fantastic adventures were to befall the 
innocent young princesses. From the moment they entered the palace gates 
the spell was cast on them by the sixteen fates who were to rule their lives through 
the next four years. 

The first thing that came to pass was that the princesses who had passed 
through the first stage disguised themselves for a week so they no longer were 
beautiful princesses but became like witches. The next test bestowed by the head 
fate, who emphasized that this test would be given every year, was the climbing 
of a steep precipice known as the Mount of Greylock. With great hardship 
this trial was surmounted with valiant courage. 

It was a tradition in the palace that on the eve of October 31st. the novices 
could try to force their superiors to submit to their will. The success of this 
adventure gave the princesses courage to go on to greater trials — but not all 
trials, for the spell of the fates was lifted for one exciting evening when they were 
allowed to join in the gaiety of Christmastide. 

Back under the spell of the fates once more, the princesses came through a 
most enervating experience — that of examinations. After that great victory they 
were allowed to dress in the most royal finery and be escorted to a dance by young 
princes in the uniform of their country. 

The first stage was brought to a conclusion by a second period of examina- 
tions. The most courageous were to start a second stage in the following fall. 

On the eve of All Souls' Day, our heroines were tortured and racked by the 
new arrivals, who were revenging the strategy used by the maidens when they 
initiated the pea-greens. The thirteen princesses continued their second year by 
courageously climbing the Mount of Greylock, as they merrily observed the 
innocent freshmen wrestling with the unknown mountain. Being a year older 
and a year wiser, the young maidens decided to demonstrate their initiative by 
conducting a fabulous Ball. Invitations were sent to the most elegible princes in 
a neighboring village called Billville, but the giant ruling the princes locked them 



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in the dark dungeon of Williams College and only thirteen couples attended the 
Ball. 

When the exhausted heroines had recovered sufficiently from the increasingly 
difficult examination period, they were blindfolded and led to a second castle 
more dingy than the first, where they were to begin their work in the most noble 
cause by observing the habits and characteristics of tiny gremlins. The princesses 
say nothing of the examination period following this, except that they passed into 
the third stage. Some of the thirteen left to build castles of their own, leaving only 
nine princesses. The rest realized that now they were irrevocably caught in the 
web spun by the sixteen fates. 

Some of the fates had decided that the maidens should commence their third 
stage by working at the other castle. The news coming from the minstrels like 
a bolt of lightning nearly caused them to return to the loving protection of their 
homes. But the courage that carried them through the first two stages did not 
waver now, and the princesses plunged into the thankless task of leading millions 
of little gremlins along the road of light through learning. They showed the 
gremlins how to sing, draw, read, and write, their main success being the definite 
ability shown in memorizing twenty-five names and faces. Infrequent trips to 
the upper castle were made to give the Freshman Reception, the Junior Prom, 
and the memorable Stunt Night Program, at which the fates laughingly applauded 
"The Princess Who Wouldn't Laugh." Proud of this success, the princesses 
were fortified enough to begin the final stage of their work. 

Too busy With extra-curricular activities, the now mighty senior princesses 
discounted the assignments given by the fates as only minor detail. The scope 
of their plan involved a psychological drama in honor of the incoming Freshmen, 
marriages, training castles, more marriages, and senior proms, banquets, Year 
Book deadlines and graduation. 

Now from the four stages of the spell cast by the fates, the princesses suddenly 
were awakened on one Sunday night as they climbed the step and received the 
recognition of their endurance and labor. The spell had been broken and they 
are now off to find their way in the world — in the most noble calling, — or other- 
wise. 

Moral: Beauties sleeping for four years wake up to find their hair in pin curls. 

Marjorie Stockwell 
Iris Cavazza 



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TN AUDITING the Estate of the Class of 1947 we find that to our surprise 
■*■ the Assets have slightly increased during those four long years so that we, too, 
can join in that parade of tradition and formally make this our last Will and 
Testament. 

Being a class known for its togetherness in typically senior style, we coopera- 
tively bequeath those qualities, characteristics, and tendencies in the form of a 
Model Student for the benefit, guidance, and Inspiration of future generations. 
For the model — 

I, Pat Bates leave that Grecian Goddess Form which shall inevitably call forth 
that "Who is she ? " look (in the most favorable sense, of course). 

I, Lucille Brown Light, donate a Mind or an I.Q. that can solve Mr. Venable's 
most difficult problems. 

I, Nancy Estabrooks, leave that valuable quality of Executive Ability. 

I, Eleanor Thibodeau, leave Efficiency which will enable our model to prepare 
lessons with maximum expediency and so leave time so as to not make Jill a dull 
girl. 

I, Midge Stockwell, to lift the load of college duties and routine, leave Laughte r 
that not only comes from within but is as contagious as the measles. 



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I, Margaret Zimboski, leave skill in Athletics and ambidexterity so that things 
can be handled in more than one way. 

I, Ruth Chicoine Walsh, leave Artistic Ability so that the model shall not have 
to wait until the Junior year to discover Plato's ideal beauty. 

I, Iris Cavazza, donate Sophistication that is not too lofty to appreciate and 
enjoy jazz. 

I, Midge Moran, leave my Love of the Irish and the wearing of the Green as 
a symbol of life and growth. 

I, Eleanor Berger, leave a desire to know what is happening in the Outside 
World. 

I, Beverly Nichols, leave my profound knowledge of Washington, D. C, and 
of Williams College students. This model will go places. 

Thinking that we are fairly sound in Mind and Body, in testimony whereof we 
hereunto set our hand and seal to this document on the 8th day of June, 1947, A.D. 

Class of 1947 



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President — Rolland Jones 

Vice-President — Albena Waidlich 

Secretary — Marilyn Eastman 

Treasurer — Viola Harris 



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/"NNE CRISP September morning the thirteen members of the Class of 1948 
^■^ awoke from the deep slumber of summer vacation. Donning their best 
Goldilocks outfits, they set out for a walk. Tramping through hill and vale they 
soon became exhausted and peered about anxiously for shelter. And then they 
saw it. With eager hearts they rushed to fling themselves under the protecting 
influence of the College on the Hill. 

As they wandered through its corridors, they came upon the first bowl full of 
methods courses. In a twinkling, they devoured the techniques and theories of 
teaching music, art, and the language arts. The search for the second bowl led 
them to the Mark Hopkins Training School. Here they found dozens of eager 
representatives of future America clamoring for knowledge. Like seasoned 
troopers, the thirteen Goldilocks attacked the situation and showed the glorious 
effects of the first bowl. Returning to the College Hall, the third bowl was there 
waiting for them. Again the undauntables delved into the classics and showed 
their remarkable talents so that when Papa Bear returned disguised as Exams, 
Goldilocks knew how to cope with them. 

Moral: Too many bowls of soup spoil the cook. 



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President — Carol Molloy 
Vice-President — Marie Lamarre 
Secretary — Alice Bosnia 
Treasurer — Roland Gagnier 



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TTALF WAY up the bean-stalk — almost — that's the Sophomore class. The 
A cow wouldn't give milk almost a year ago and we couldn't pay the rent, so 
off we went and planted the beanstalk of learning by registering at the North 
Adams State Teachers College. This year, we mashed the lowly Freshmen who 
were just starting the long way up, but boy did they get back at us on Hallowe'en! 
Ouch! Our dignity is sore! We've learned a little about Geography, Psychology, 
Government, Art, Music — you name it; we took it! ! They tell us that before we 
come to the top we'll think we know just about everything. However, it's a nasty 
rumour that there is a giant called Ignorance who possesses hordes of golden 
Knowledge which no climbers can possibly stuff in the pockets of their mind. 
Everytime anyone gets any knowledge, his pet rooster crows and it isn't In- 
formation Please. 

We stopped climbing a few times, reaching our psychological plateau, and 
first threw a dance. It landed back in our laps, what with grand larceny charges 
feared because of the lack of necessary funds. After that success, we climbed and 
climbed until staleness set in. Then we scribbled for three hours at a time on 
little blue books. Marks came and we went. Almost lost our foothold, but we 
ruminated, — "It is better to have loafed and lost then not to have loafed at all." 

One beautiful day we saw two men, M-E-N that is, scurrying up the stalk to 
actually join our group. The gals are still safe though, what with the ratio of 1 3-3. 

If we continue to live, "slightly sick and very unhappy," you'll know we're 
still climbing on and on. 

Moral: If the cow won't give milk send him to State Teachers College to get 
educated. 



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President — Joseph Joseph 

Vice-President — Francis Miller 

Secretary-Treasurer — John Murray 



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TN THE LAND of Lilliputia there was excitement. Man, a huge freak who 
had been tied down on exhibition, had escaped from his imprisonment. 
He had taken with him almost 12 5 mites. The excitement was over the increased 
production of tears which threatened to drown out the inhabitants if they didn't 
stop bewailing the lost Lilliputions. These little people were carried up and over 
the high mountains and more than half were placed at North Adams State Teach- 
ers College to be educated. They were dressed in odd costumes for initiation, 
made to climb mountains, and taught to catch bats. On the side they learned to 
read and study, square dance and ski. Before the new year, they were tested to 
see what they had learned — (not much). The rest of their tribe joined them in 
February. They covered their fear and resentment of the superior human beings 
that surrounded them by talk, talk, and more talk. They banded together occas- 
ionally, rebelling, hitting each other with baseball bats. 

Strangely enough, they grew to like the human beings, standing a little in awe 
of the term "Education". Sadly they thought of Lilliputia, to which they could 
never return, but there were 3 new transformations before they could become 
members of the human race. 

Moral: If you're unable as a Lilliputian use lifts in your shoes. 



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President — Eleanor Berger 

V ice-President — Arthur Bartlett 

Secretary- Treasurer — Jean Woodward 



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PANDORA WAS NEVER LIKE THIS 

T ONG, LONG AGO,— at least by October 1946—, nestled in the Berkshires 
there existed an institution known as the North Adams State Teachers Col- 
lege. Perhaps it was the isolated position of the college that made it what it was — 
a very strange place. Since some facts bear repetition, let me reiterate, — it was 
indeed a strange place. It lacked the vigor of Yale and the cosmopolitan air of 
Wellesley. The students were egotistic, submissive and docile as Bessy the Cow. 

To remedy this situation it must have been Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, 
who came to the rescue. One day, very mysteriously, there appeared in the 
hall a large, queer-looking Box. As you might expect the Box at first went un- 
noticed, but as the days passed at last there gradually developed among the stu- 
dents an attitude of curiosity. 

Finally, a group of the most curiosity-consumed students with their Advisory 
Illuminator, Mr. Luddy, decided to open the Box, after having properly consulted 
the Consultant Central, Student Council, and the College Doctor. For additional 
preparation Dr. Broudy had kindly given Simplified but rather Difficult lessons on 
Logic and Miss Weston had chosen her five best Warming Up Exercises. With 
such elaborate preparation the lid of the Box was flung open Wide, and out flew 
Strange Creatures which the students captured and thereafter carefully examined 
Monday evenings at 6:30 in Mr. Luddy's room. 

At the first meeting a group of these Creatures, properly classified as Science, 
Art, Music, Foreign and Domestic Summer News, although passe in some respects, 
still had great significance. Then developed such meetings as a review of books 
on Russia, discussions on the U.N.O., labor U. S. Management, The Atomic 
Bomb, Broadway Plays, Indo-China, and the Palestine Question. 

Meetings such as these called for reading daily newspapers, periodicals and 
books. The rest of the students were encouraged to join this search for Truth 
through the speakers such as Professor Kohn and Miss Curtis, who spoke on 
happenings in Europe. 

Are you interested in knowing what became of the Box that brought curiosity 
to North Adams State Teachers College? For a while it used to carry life out of 
the college — The "Life" magazines that the Red Cross collects! 

Moral — Where there is curiosity there is life — or not only Wheaties come 
and go out of Boxes! 



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President — Patricia Bates 
Vice-President — Marie Lamarre 
Patrol Leader — Faith Chicoine 
Secretary-Treasurer — Viola Harris 

COMMUTERS' CLUB— MEN 

President — Bill Gazzaniga 
Vice-President — Dick Des j arlais 
Secretary — Jo Joseph 



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^"NNCE UPON A TIME not many years ago there was a Forbidden Room 
^■^ nestled in the corner of a large castle. The sign on the door said, "Do 
not enter" — for only strong, able Men were allowed to venture beyond its doors. 
One day the Fairy Godmother tapped the door with her magic wand, and all the 
weak, fragile Women were allowed to peer into the Mysteries of the Room. 

Soon many changes were made in the Den. Light appeared, and the sound of 
Cheerful Voices was heard. In a few years the buzz of activity was everywhere. 
A Victrola was brought in to fill the air with Music. Girls were everywhere, 
dressed in bright plaid skirts and bright sweaters — except for one group that 
was forced to spend much of its time in the Dark, Cold World beyond their 
Adopted Home. 

At noon Smoke filled the Air. It might have been the shiny new electric plate, 
but the Fairy Godmother knew different. One gloomy day the Witch appeared 
among the happy group. She told them that they would no longer be allowed 
to keep their Homelike Hideout if it was not kept clean. So the girls Formed 
Committees to help keep things in order. 

One day, as one of the sisters roamed from the Den, she heard Strange Voices 
not far away, and to her surprise she discovered that the Strange Creatures were 
called Men." They too had built themselves a Hideout, and were having just as 
good a time. As a token of Friendship some of the sisters took their ping-pong 
table to the men. From that day on they Played Happily together, but neither was 
allowed to enter through the doors of the Other's Den. When anyone tried to 
venture in, the Fairy Godmother tapped her wand, and the doors were closed. 

Moral: "A man in the commuters' room is worth two in the corridor." 



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^btatna Club 




President — Lucille Light 
Vice-President — Carol Molloy 
Secretary-Treasurer — Steve Boisvert 



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^"^NCE UPON A TIME there was a family of little foxes who lived with their 
^■^ mamma high on top of a windy hill. Their family name was Dramaclub. 
The Dramaclub family liked nothing better than sweet grapes. They looked 
around for a long time before they finally found some grapes, (The Male Animal) 
which they liked very much. They asked the owner of the grapes, (James Thur- 
ber), if they could sample them. He said that they could have some seed and grow 
some of the same kind if they worked hard enough. The Dramaclub was a very 
industrious family. They carefully planted and cared for the plant until it grew 
into a beautiful vine. The family transplanted the vine to a large garden (Drury 
High School) and invited everybody to come and share with them its abundant 
fruit. People came and found the fruit to be the best they had ever tasted. 

Moral: Not all grapes are sour. 



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que eiui 




President — Marilyn Eastman 

Vice-President — Helen Taskin 

Librarian — Viola Harris 

Secretary-Treasurer — Love Beeler 



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^"^NCE UPON an autumn day at the well known educational academy, better 
^"^ known as the State Teachers College at North Adams, the members of the 
Glee Club became Jacks and started to build their House. They worked with the 
tools at their command, which were sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. 

Under the close leadership of their director, Miss Boyden, the Jacks worked 
with precision and faithfulness. They worked on their House four times a week, 
but never did they complain about the amount of work to be done. They found 
that their process of building gave them a lot of fun, as well as worthwhile ex- 
pression. 

Finally one day in the middle of April, after much toiling, the Jacks were ready 
to unveil their house to the public. The House, which was really the Glee Club 
Concert, was a great success. People from miles around came to admire its 
beauty. They were stunned at such an exhibition of talent as shown by these 
Jacks. Hidden abilities were brought out, for some were accompanists, others 
directors, and still others soloists. 

In the great House these Jacks built there were not the Cat, the Dog, the Farmer 
or the Cock, but instead there was a wide variety of songs which were familiar to 
everyone. The favorite Jerome Kern number, "Smoke Gets In Yours Eyes", 
made a great hit. Also to be listed were Johann Strauss, "The Beautiful Blue 
Danube", Minnelied (an Old Love Song) Oley Speaks "Sylvia", "Symphony", and 
"People Will Say We're In Love" from the stage play "Oklahoma." 

Moral: Seek and ye shall find the tools to build with. 



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o4o*Ue Council 




President — Margaret Zimboski 

Vice-President — Marilyn Eastman 

Secretary-Treasurer — Gertrude Peck 

Senior Representative — Nancy Estabrooks 

Junior Representative — Marilyn Eastman 

Sophomore Representative — Mary Martin 

Freshman Representatives 

Joy Dorfman, Shirley Newell, Jean Starrett 



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DORMITORY 

•"PACONIC HALL welcomed seventeen new Cinderellas, modifying the story 
x a little by having an understanding step-mother and ten charming step- 
sisters to boot. The old legend is "Touche" (our heads are off to you, Mr. Thur- 
ber) in that the solid strutters changed scarcely a bit at 1 2:00 when Mother Parker 
called them in. It shows to go you that the difference between Night and Day at 
N.A.S.T.C. is a well turned heel. 

Weeknights, while big sisters study, the little Cindys sing Xmas carols, catch 
Bats, demerits, and Dante's "Inferno", getting educated the hard way. Weekends 
brought socials in the main ballroom of the female proletariat instead of the male 
royalty minus the aid of a fairy Godmother — we're too tall to believe in that stuff! 

Take an average day in the life of our frivolous babes in the mountains. The 
"Femme Fatales" leave strict orders to be awakened around 10 A.M. so that they'll 
sleep through only two rather than four classes in the morning. Eventually 
lunch comes along where they sit and rave about the luscious food, finding it 
rather awkward to leave the left arm upright. Afternoon tears them away from 
their hillside rut to downtown. Here 'tis! Hour after hour they sit discussing 
men, clothes, and men; or for variety in life they go to the Paramount, fifth row, 
instead of the Mohawk, first row, and switch from vanilla to coffee cokes when 
Marie takes their order. 

Quiet hours bring occasional Boredom. Boredom opens textbooks, but 
only occasionally. Fischlein's in pajamas quenches the thirst for refreshment, 
while telephone calls in general assembly quench the thirst for you know darn 
well what! ! 

Moral: If your Prince Charming; the lug! doesn't fit the slippers, you can 
always be a school marm. 



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Golleye Red Giote, Knit 




Chairman — Phyllis Andrews 
Secretary — Pearl Landstrom 



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^"\NCE UPON A TIME at least six months ago little Red Riding Hood started 
^-^ out to her grandmother's house. The wolf did not stop her this time be- 
cause he knew that the work that she had to do was very important. 

When she arrived she discovered a lively group of young people like herself. 
Her grandmother told her that these were her sisters and wanted to sip a little 
knowledge of the world of the Red Cross. 

Red Riding Hood sat down to work and told her friends about the wonderful 
things they could do to help the unfortunate people of the world. The group 
listened proudly to their sister and then tried to do some of the things that she 
suggested. 

First of all they gathered copies of the magazine called Lije to send to soldiers 
who had been wounded in the great war. They also worked as registration help- 
ers for the Gideon Society. 

One day when Red Riding Hood came to grandmother's she found the group 
neatly dressed in white caps and aprons. She looked surprised for a moment 
and then realized what her friends were planning to do. She left the house for a 
little while but soon returned with a friend she called Miss Zilling. Miss Zilling 
showed Red Riding Hood's friend how to take care of ill or injured patients. 
One of the girls played the part of the patient while the others made her bed, 
washed her, fed her, and bandaged her imaginary wound. This work proved to 
be much fun for the girls as well as teaching them a great deal. The girls decided 
to call themselves Home Nurses and had a marvelous time practicing their work 
on each other. One day Red Riding Hood even let them use her as their patient. 

As time progressed there was a meeting held for all sisters working in this 
great movement. Two of them journeyed to a city called Springfield to attend a 
conference. The girls had a splendid time with their new found friends. They 
came back very excited and told Red Riding Hood all about it. 

After this Red Riding Hood left the group, for she had many other young 
people in the world who wanted her help. The sisters thanked her and promised 
to continue their work, for they had found new joy through becoming Red Cross 
members. 

Moral: If you get a cut use a band-aide. 



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Student Council 




President — Janice Gleason 

Vice-President — Carol Molloy 

Central Treasurer — Albert Chenail 

Secretary-Treasurer — Margaret Neyland 

Senior Representative — Nancy Estabrooks 

Junior Representative — Rolland Jones 

Sophomore Represer.tative — Carol Molloy 

Freshman Representative — Joseph Joseph 

Commuters' Representative — Patricia Bates 

Commuters' Representative — William Gazzaniga 

House Council — Margaret Zimboski 



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^"^NCE UPON A TIME there was a state institution on a hill. In the spring 
^"^ of the year the inmates were called together by their leader to choose the 
officers for the next term They duly elected a president to call and adjourn meet- 
ings, a secretary to record their doings, and a treasurer to watch over the funds. 
The presidents of various wards were also given a place on the Council, and 
Burton,* the state seal, was chosen for a mascot. 

In the fall it was decided to greet the new inmates, freshmen from the Outside 
World, with a fish fry. This was the first off ishal act of the Council and went off 
quite well. 

Because of the High Cost of Living, Inside and Out, the Council asked that the 
dues be raised. To coin a phrase, it was a hard fight, but we won. 

As the Yuletide season approached, Burton, dressed asaChristmasSeal,flipped 
out invitations to the annual dinner. Both inmates and guards enjoyed the ban- 
quet and entertainment. 

As the year wore on (his nerves), Burton decided to visit his cousin, the Great 
Seal of the United States, in Washington. Since no one was allowed Out Alone, 
because of Possible Consequences, several members accompanied him as far as 
New York, where they attended a conference of similar institutions. 

To amuse* themselves while Burton was gone, the inmates gathered in little 
groups and presented stunts suggested by the abnormal life of the Outside World. 
And to replace those who must soon return to this O. W., the inmates welcomed 
those who qualified to a week end of Enlightenment and Culture. 

As the year ended, Burton was re-elected to his second year as mascot and was 
so pleased that he made a long speech in Pedagoguese and clapped his flippers 
in applesauce. 

Moral: You don't have to have an I. Q. of 70 to come to STC, but it helps. 
*Burton is not a symbol; he is a seal. 



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W. A. A. 




President — Eleanor Thibodeau 

Vice-President — Alice Bosma 

Secretary-Treasurer — Gertrude Peck 



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7\ LICE relived her journey through Wonderland on that warm September 
day while she lounged comfortably on the porch swing. Suddenly like a 
flash of lightning she found herself in a strange new world. Looming before her 
in all its majesty was State Teachers College. Standing before its glory she seem- 
ed to be growing smaller, so selecting an advantageous position where she might 
view this wondrous sight she watched the panorama of life about her. First there 
were girls dressed in queer costumes called dungarees, who started on their way 
for a brisk hike. Wishing to accompany this jolly group on the trek to Notch 
Reservoir, Alice climbed unnoticed into a knapsack which was being carried on 
the back of one of the girls. Finding the journey so pleasant, Alice, who had dis- 
covered that her new found companions were true lovers of the outdoors, was 
happy to find herself again in the company of a group of hikers. The day was 
Mountain Day, the destination Mt. Greylock. The days were now passing swiftly 
for Alice, who was beginning to enjoy this rugged life. Some days were spent in 
riding gaily through the air astride a fast moving arrow which the girls were 
directing toward a frequently miscalculated target. Other days it was bowling, 
swimming, or ping-pong. Alice even got a glimpse of the more serious life of 
these carefree students when she accompanied Marge and Thiby to the Fitchburg 
Conference. The exciting games of basketball proved too much for Alice, who 
decided that she could contribute best by supporting the cheering section on the 
sidelines. The County Fair with its fortune telling, games, dancing, and refresh- 
ments convinced Alice that even energetic Amazons enjoy entertainment. Play 
Day, which was enlivened by guest high schccl students, left Alice exhausted but 
happy. Alice awakened with a start and contemplated this strange dream in 
which she had found herself participating in the various activities of the Women's 
Athletic Association of State Teachers College. Closing her eyes again, she wish- 
ed drowsily to return to that happy life. "After all there will be another year," 
she thought. 

Moral: They who dream sports, sport dreams. 



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Class: How we laughed as we labored together! 

Pat Bates: 

Give me the simple life. 

Eleanor Berger: 

You don't worry about your hair when your head is cut off. 

Iris Cavazza: 

It isn't possible! It can't be! 

Nancy Estabrooks: 

Education is wonderful, but some times I wonder! 

Lu B. Light: 
It shall be: 

Midge Moran: 

Whew! I made it! 

Bev. Nichols: 

You're always picking on me! 

Midge Stockwell: 
Let's go home! 

Eleanor Thibodeau: 

Yippee! ! No more exams! 

Ruth C. Walsh: 

A'm mahty glad it's ovah, Mam. 

Margie Zimboski: 

It's a great life if you don't weaken. 



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AutocyiGfilil 



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Seniors 



Bates, Patricia Anne 
Berger, Eleanor A. 
Cavazza, Iris O. 
Estabrooks, Nancy B. 
Moran, Mildred D. 
Nichols, Beverly 
Light, Lucille Brown 
Stockwell, Marjorie G. 
Thibodeau, Eleanor M. 
Walsh, Ruth Chicoine 
Zimboski, Mary Margaret 



Black, Ethel M. 
Chenail, Albert 
Cleary, Marjorie 
Colbert, Anne 
Connors, Teresa E. 
Eastman, Marilyn A. 
Gleason, Janice R. 
Harris, Viola 
Harrington, Cornelius 
Jones, Rolland W. 
Marlowe, Doris 
Montgomery, Dorcas G. 
Murtha, Beatrice 
Neyland, Margaret E. 
Taskin, Helen G. 
Toporowski, Theodore T. 
Vivori, Arthur J. 
Waidlich, Albena C. 



Andrews, Phyliss 
Ashley, Constance 
Bosma, Alice 
Chicoine, Faith 
Crosier, William 
Gagnier, Ronald 
Grande, Elizabeth 
Karrey, Frances 
LaFogg, Merlys 
Lamarre, Virginia 
Lindstrom, Pearl 
Malloy, Carol 
Martin, Mary 
Nichols, James 
Sindermann, Carl 
Schlosstein, Ann 



100 North Street 
17 Anthony Street 
376 Church Street 

166 East Quincy Street 

College Barracks, 11B 
125 Bracewell Avenue 

9 Chase Avenue 
Anderson Street 

Juniors 

33 Shattuck Street 
20 Frederick Street 
36 Marietta Street 
35 Union Street 
150 Summer Street 
32 3 Silver Street 
R.F.D. North Adams 
Orchard Street 

29 High Street 
Hancock Road 
145 Pleasant Street 

Hubbard Street 
133 Main Street 

45 Washington Avenue 
Wells Road 

5 5 Ivory Street 
58 Mineral Road 

Sophomores 

159 Pleasant Street 
Brodie Mountain Farm 
123 Church Street 

34 Maple Street 

38 Bracewell Avenue 
Goodrich Street 
64 Charles Street 

46 Fairview Avenue 
43 Liberty Street 

16 Quincy Street 
Housatonic Street 
254 Eagle Street 
1533 Mass. Avenue 
Main Street 



North Adams 
Adams 

North Adams 
North Orange 
North Adams 
New Ashford 
Williamstown 
North Adams 
Griswoldville 
North Adams 
Great Barrington 



Greenfield 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
Greenfield 
Clarksburg 
Adams 

North Adams 
So. Williamstown 
North Adams 
E. Arlington, Vt. 
Lenox 

Williamstown 
North Adams 
Cheshire 
North Adams 
Millers Falls 



Savoy 

North Adams 
Lanesboro 
North Adams 
Dalton 

North Adams 
Stockbridge 
North Adams 
Westfield 
North Adams 
Heath 

North Adams 
Lenox 

North Adams 
North Adams 
Warren 



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Freshmen 



Allen, Roy J. 
Baker, George 
Barnes, Philip C. 
Bartlett, Arthur 
Beaudin, Eunice 
Beeler, Love 
Boguse, Frank 
Boisvert, Stephen 
Brandt, Roberta 
Brewer, Claire 
Bringan, William 
Brown, Goodwin 
Burrington, Catherine 
Butler, Brian C. 
Cardillo, Peter 
Carey, Margaret 
Cate, Marcia 
Ciolkowski, Louis 
Clark, Mary Louise 
Clark, Vera Jean 
Connors, Daniel 
Cramer, Rhoda R. 
Crosby, William D. 
Dean, Robert 
Del Debbio, Dorothy 
Desjarlais, Richard 
Dickinson, M. Elaine 
Dorfman, Joy 
Dougherty, James 
Downey, Joseph 
Evans, Edward 
Fallon, Barbara 
Gazzaniga, William 
Germanowski, Walter 
Gould, Marjorie 
Griffin, Jane 
Joseph, Joseph J. 
Kirby, Barbara 
Klein, Paul 
Knechtel, Doris 
Komisar, B. Paul 
Lamoreaux, Oscar 
Little, Arnold 
LaPlante, Paul 
Linn, Nelson 
Lopardo, Loretta 
Markowsky, Elliot 
McCormick, Janet 
McCarty, Mary Jane 



35 Chase Avenue 
12 Marlborough Street 
14 1 Bracewell Avenue 
Gates Avenue 
25 Lincoln Street 
172 Ocean Street 
46 Front Street 
459 State Road 
Hanover Street 
1 1 River Street 
43 Leonard Street 
117 Church Street 

21 Strong Street 
149 Pleasant Street 
31 Goodrich Street 
41 6 Church Street 

22 Albert Street 



224 Washington Street 

36 Royal Avenue 
Lee Road 

75 Cady Street 

22 5 State Street 

68 Ducharme Avenue 
North Street 

59 Georgia Street 
44 Cady Street 
Beaver Street 

69 Frederick Street 
41 Holbrook Street 

19 Church Street 
25 Upton Street 

902 Front Street 

128 Columbia Street 

196 Eagle Street 

Goodrich Street 

71 North Summer Street 

378 Chicopee Street 

20 South Street 

23 Arnold Street 
186 Howland Avenue 
119 Holmes Road 
302 Walnut Street 

39 Pomeroy Street 

37 Lexington Avenue 
Cheshire Road 



North Adams 

Lowell 

North Adams 

Clarksburg 

North Adams 

Lanesboro 

North Adams 

North Adams 

West Hanover 

North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

Heath 

Pittsfield 

North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

Adams 

Holyoke 

Holyoke 

Taunton 

North Adams 

Lenox 

North Adams 

North Adams 

Williamset 

Whately 

Roxbury 

North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

Adams 

Charlemont 

Chicopee 

Adams 

North Adams 

Stockbridge 

Adams 

Williamsett 

Taunton 

Williamstown 

Adams 

Pittsfield 

North Adams 

Allston 

Holyoke 

Pittsfield 



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MacPherson, Bernadette 
Merrigan, John 
Merritt, Merle 
Miller, Francis 
Minardi, William 
Morgan, Jane 
Morrison, Jeannie 
Murray, John 
Nagle, John 
Newell, Shirley 
Neville, James 
O'Brien, Mary Ellen 
O'Hara, Jesse T. 
Ouimette, Walter 
Parisien, Louis 
Patashnick, Edward 
Pelc, Genevieve 
Plumb, Sanford 
Quinn, George 
Prince, Roger 
Quirk, Edward 
Richardson, Walter 
Rondeau, Leonard 
Rosi, Joseph 
Rokowski, William 
Russell, James 
Roy, Donald 
Scrivens, William 
Siciliano, Mary Ann 
Slade, Robert 
Smith; Charles 
Starrett, Emogene 
Stuart, Roger 
Sweeny, William 
Taylor, Claire 
Taute, Edward 
Vigneault, Leo 
Wallner, Carl 
Walsh, William 
Waterman, Howard 
Woodward, Jean 
Wysocki, Francis 
Zaffino, Bruno 



8 Woodlawn Avenue 
10 Barlow Avenue 

221 Ashland Street 
42 Wales Street 
15 Thomas Street 
Cold Spring Road 

5 1 Brown Street 
106 Pleasant Street 
104 Springfield Street 
385 Eagle Street 

82 Park Avenue 
P. O. Box 161 
Summit Avenue 
1001 Union Street 
201 Eagle Street 

59 Grove Street 
156 Church Street 

52 East Quincy Street 

60 Bradley Street 
26 Grove Street 

3 1 Fuller Street 
49 Spring Street 
48 Walker Street 

36 Bonner Street 

7 Carson Avenue, RFD No. 1 

312 Walnut Street 

279 Houghton Street 

77 River Street 

R.F.D. No. 1 

375 North Street 

259 High Street 

37 Livingston Avenue 
2 Hazel Terrace 

56 Gallup Street 
26 Vernon Street 
42 Chapman Street 
7 Laurel Street 

9 Chase Avenue 
178 Prospect Street 

32 Water Street 
North East St. 
745 East Street 



Springfield 
North Adams 
Assinippi 
North Adams 
Taunton 
Williamstown 
Williamstown 
Pittsfield 
North Adams 
Wilbraham 
North Adams 
North Adams 
Canaan, Conn. 
Adams 

North Adams 
North Adams 
Greenfield 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
East Weymouth 
North Adams 
Adams 

North Adams 
Williamstown 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
Pittsfield 
Athol 
Pittsfield 
Salem 

North Adams 
North Adams 
Greenfield 
Greenfield 
North Adams 
North Adams 
Shelburne Falls 
Amherst 
Pittsfield 



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Compliments of 


Compliments of 


Rice's Drug Store 


Boston Store 


Pizzi's 


Distinctive Feminine Apparel 


North Adams, Mass. 



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Luri€"s 



WOMEN'S APPAREL 



Fashions for School and Work 



Compliments of 



S. fines & Co. 



North Adams, Mass. 



Smart wearables for young men 
at reasonable prices 



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Compliments of 



The Style Shoppe 



Smart Dresses for Summer Wear 



Compliments of 




Compliments oj 



MOHAWK GIFI SHOP 



Compliments of 



McGlaw. and ^atia 



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